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English Buildings Blog · 2d ago

Navenby, Lincolnshire

Top Dec.Seen from across neighbouring gardens, the church almost disappears behind greenery. But the east window still stands out, and I think: ‘Yes! More glorious Lincolnshire tracery.’Linc...
English Buildings Blog · 3d ago

Lincoln

Pride of lions…and gryphons It was with difficulty that I restrained myself from lying on my back and purring when I found this beautiful shop front in Lincoln’s Corporation Street. Restrain...
English Buildings Blog · 1W ago

Lincoln

Untroubled watersThis is one of those architectural miniatures I particularly like. It’s St Mary’s conduit house, built in the 16th century to provide a source of clean water for the people ...
English Buildings Blog · 1W ago

Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire

Bits of historyTo Lincolnshire, in search of the Resident Wise Woman’s ancestors. Our journey took us to Potterhanworth, southeast of Lincoln, where her grandmother Betsy was brought up and ...
English Buildings Blog · 2W ago

Lincoln

First postJust inside the entrance to the Museum of Lincolnshire Life in Lincoln is this post box. It was made in 1856 at the Handyside foundry in Derby and installed the following year at G...
English Buildings Blog · 3W ago

Farmington, Gloucestershire

Well shodWhen it comes to exploring churches, sometimes the fun starts before you even get to the building.Pausing by the churchyard wall in the Cotswold village of Farmington, you see this:...
English Buildings Blog · 3W ago

Great Bourton, Oxfordshire

MultitaskingHere’s an unusual and striking combination of functions. At Great Bourton in Oxfordshire the architect William White (great nephew of the naturalist Gilbert White of Selborne) wa...
English Buildings Blog · 1M ago

Bristol

SledgehammeredI was saddened to read about the demolition of a Jacobean plaster ceiling in a building in Bristol the other day. This beautiful piece of craftsmanship, which was neatly 400 ye...
English Buildings Blog · 1M ago

Walpole St Peter, Norfolk

It does something to meA regular reader of the English Buildings blog, or someone glancing at the tag cloud in the right-hand column, would realise quickly that churches are a major interest...
English Buildings Blog · 1M ago

Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale, Shropshire

 A view of the bridgeThe Darby family of Coalbrookdale were among the greatest industrialists of their time, the people who revolutionized the production of iron. Abraham Darby I pioneered i...